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Viewpoint Housing Association tenants raise £1,379 for Marie Curie Hospice

Fundraising cream tea held in memory of tenant Pat Skivington.

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Over 50 tenants at Gillespie Crescent, a Viewpoint Housing Association property, joined forces to raise £1,379 for the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh. A cream tea was held in remembrance of their friend, and fellow tenant, Pat Skivington who recently passed away at the hospice.

The association said that, with Pat’s local roots and zest for life, “she was a true inspiration to all that knew her”. Pat, along with a number of tenants, was instrumental in organising social events at Gillespie, especially for many who require significant support.

Viewpoint tenants and fellow organisers, Maureen Scott and Colette Cruise, said: “It was fitting that we raised the money by holding a cream tea as this is just the type of sociable event Pat enjoyed organising and taking part in.”

Local businesses also generously donated a large number of raffle prizes, which the tenants said they were very grateful for.

Jean Gray, Viewpoint CEO said: “This was such a lovely and thoughtful afternoon in memory of a special tenant, whilst also raising funds for a great cause.

“The success of this event reflects the hard work, commitment and community spirit which is prevalent within Viewpoint complexes, and it is important that we ensure these sort of fun events continue and, wherever possible, include all of our residents.”

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